Ben Affleck has defended his huge phoenix back tattoo – three years after he claimed that it was “fake.”
The actor originally said that the ink was “fake”, as he told Extra’s Mario Lopez that he got a temporary tat for a film.
Last year the 46-year-old also responded to an article by the New Yorker, in which the publication slammed his tattoo.
“@NewYorker I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos,” Ben tweeted at the time, before he defended the design on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday.
@NewYorker I’m doing just fine. Thick skin bolstered by garish tattoos.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) March 29, 2018
When Ellen mentioned that the ink got a lot of attention, Ben said: “Not so much positive! It’s a phoenix”.
The presenter then joked that it is “rising from your a**”, before the actor revealed that it actually “represents something really important” to him.
“It’s meaningful to me. I like it. It’s not something I sort of kept private. The sentiment ran against… but I love my tattoo, I’m happy with it.”
Check out his interview below:
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